Posts from GovConDaily for 08/24/2017

Bloomberg Government Unveils List of Top Federal Contractors in Fiscal 2016

Bloomberg has released the sixth annual BGOV200 report that lists the top 200 federal government contractors based on the value of prime contracts awarded to them in fiscal year 2016. The BGOV200 ranking looks at the top contracts at 24 federal agencies under 27 purchasing categories, BGOV said Wednesday…
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Johns Hopkins APL Proposes Quadcopter Concept for NASA’s Saturn Moon Exploration Project

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has proposed the concept of radioisotope-powered dual-quadcopter technology for a NASA mission that aims to explore potential habitable sites on Saturn’s largest moon…
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US Digital Service, 18F Launch Unified Login Tool for Govt Websites

The U.S. Digital Service and the General Services Administration‘s 18F organization have unveiled online tool designed to help citizens access multiple government websites using the same username and password…
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Executive Spotlight: Interview with Mike Cosgrave, SVP of CACI Cyber Development

“With connectivity becoming ubiquitous most platforms have varying levels of cyber vulnerabilities.  Some are well known…but others are not. We are only waking up to the scale of this challenge – and there is much work to do…
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Hughes’ Rick Lober to Join Panel Discussion on Milsatcom Ground Segment Innovations

Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Network Systems‘ defense and intelligence systems division, will participate in a panel discussion at SMi Group‘s Global MilSatCom Conference that is scheduled to take place in London from Nov…
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NIAS Helps Evaluate AI Tech on Microsoft-Built Sailplane

Microsoft, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems have performed simple and complex flight tests on a sailplane equipped with artificial intelligence technology…
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Dan DelGrosso: Navy Eyes Full-Scale Migration to Commercial Cloud

Dan DelGrosso, technical director of the U.S. Navy‘s program executive office for enterprise information systems, has said he expects the military service to move all data to a commercial cloud platform as part of the branch’s cloud-first policy, FCW reported Wednesday…
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NGA, NRO to Explore Commercial GEOINT Offerings With New Tool

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and National Reconnaissance Office will compare their near term geospatial intelligence needs with commercial offerings through a new leaderboard, Space News reported Tuesday…
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Kratos Launches Geolocation Tool for Satellite Interference Mitigation

Kratos Defense and Security Solutions has unveiled a new geolocation platform that works to determine the physical location of very small aperture terminals in an effort to mitigate satellite interference…
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Moog Lands DLA Military Aircraft Component Supply Contract

Moog has been awarded a potential $48 million contract by the Defense Logistics Agency to supply aircraft components for multiple weapon system platforms of the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy. The Defense Department said Wednesday the sole-source contract has a five-year base period that will run through Aug…
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VIDEO: What are today’s security challenges?

Today, we face a much broader range of threats than in the past. To the east, Russia has become more assertive with the illegal annexation of Crimea and destabilization of eastern Ukraine, as well as its military build-up close to NATO’s borders…
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